classic bechamel sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 96.4
  • Total Fat: 7.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 20.4 mg
  • Sodium: 25.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g

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from Classic French Cooking from Classic French Cooking
Number of Servings: 8


    2cups milk (2% in calorie calculations), 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, 6Tbsp flour, 1 Tbsp finely chopped onion, 1/8 tsp each: ground nutmeg, white pepper, dry thyme (or 1 sprig fresh thyme)


combine milk, onions, nutmeg, thyme,pepper in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from the pan, cover and set aside for 10min. In a heavy 1-2Q enameled-iron saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Remove from heat, stir in the flour with a wire wisk to make a smooth roux. Then, return to low heat and cook, stirring constantly, about 2 min until roux foams. Pour in the milk mixture and beat vigorously with a wisk until all thouroughly blended. Scrape the sides of the pan. Reduce heat to lowest possible and simmer the sauce gently 15min occasionally stirring. Makes 2 cups of sauce

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MADEENA2.